Thursday, December 12th, 2013
This is a great short video, sent to me by my friend Richard Wanderman, about a photographer/videographer named Michael Shainblum and his time-lapse work.
Beautiful images. I loved listening to his explanation of how he produces his work. It’s very low tech thinking (he strips it down to some simple ideas) and them adds some really cool technology to create his images. Watch the video on full screen mode.
The work and video stand on it’s own merit and the fact that he’s dyslexic may or may not have anything to do with any of this.
However: Dyslexia is in many ways, an obstacle, and certianly makes school life much harder. Michael Shainblum somehow was able to take his experiences of struggling, and turn it towards looking for other ways to find success. Art was a beginning for him.
I can’t help wonder about the ways in which we respond to hardships and challenges, or outright suffering of one kind or another. How do we position ourselves to those experiences? The type of “relationship” we create with our struggles determines so much. That may sound strange at first, this notion of a “relationship with our struggles.” And yet, the science of mindsight certainly teaches us that how we pay attention to the events in our lives has a lot to do with our stress levels and our success in healthy living.
[via Richard Wanderman]